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How much of a factor is related content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by soma56, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. soma56

    soma56 Regular Member

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    I'm looking for an opinion on content related to the niche you're targeting. Let's say our niche or 'money site' is related to 'shoes'. How much of a factor would you say Google's spider plays on the content in relation?

    What I mean is: What if there was an article on teddy bears and aside from a anchor text backlink had nothing to do with my original niche 'shoes'.

    I understand keyword density, proximity and prominence are somewhat important factors where on-page optimization is concerned. But if you were to scale the importance of related content out of 10 (1 being not important and 10 being extremely important) then what number would you come up with? I'm not interested in credibility of the referring site - simply original/unique content that has nothing to do with the niche you're targeting compared to original/unique content that has a direct/indirect relationship.
     
  2. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

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    Backlinking to a niche about teddy bears is not relevant to shoes. The odds are very slim that some one will click your anchor text shoes. You will rank higher and get more traffic if if your backlinks relate to your niche.
     
  3. soma56

    soma56 Regular Member

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    I think you quickly read through my post without fully comprehending my inquiry. Obviously teddy bears have nothing to do with shoes. They were both used for example purposes. Also, this isn't about users clicking links or traffic from other pages. It's about the credibility (or lack theorof) that search engines give to pages linking to websites with respect to the comparison of related and non-related content of the original backlinking sources.

    Yes, this is genius of you to suggest. Let's pretend for a minute that read my post thoroughly and this isn't the case.

    If website 'A' links to website 'B' with unrelated content about 'Z' will that still be effective? To what degree (Significantly, moderately, insignificantly)?
     
  4. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

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    insignificant, The spiders job is to crawl the site for your keywords and then index the page based on those keywords and other factors. In your example it is crawling your page for "Shoes" not "Teddy Bears"

    Placing an anchor text on your site about a non related niche will do exactly what you want it to. pass link juice to site B.
     
  5. Shadexpwn

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    You can try build a bear shoes and their affiliate program. That's the closest I could integrate both of the niches into one? In other words, customer buys lucrative teddy bear invention + expensive shoes = satisfied customer + mega affiliate commission.

    I would post direct links but they are incredibly long.